Carbon Black sport package added after 2017 CTS & ATS facelifts were introduced
After announcing the changes made to the 2017 CTS and ATS lineups, Cadillac is now introducing the Carbon Black sport package, which was created specifically for them. The Carbon Black kit gives a more athletic appearance to the models, but it also does more than just this: for the first time, the company has included the Black Chrome grille for the V-Series models. The same applies to the RECARO front seats for Cadillac ATS Sedan and Coupe.
What is more, there are more exterior colors to choose from, including the following: Black Raven, Phantom Gray Metallic, Red Obsession Tintcoat and Crystal White Tricoat. Only the ATS-V and CTS-V models can show-off with an additional hue that others in the range don't have, namely - the Velocity Red. On the inside, all can be specified with Jet Black or Light Platinum design themes.
Let's check out the details.
The Carbon Black pack is suitable only for the Cadillac ATS Sedan and Coupe in their Luxury and Premium Luxury trim levels. On the outside the added appearance for these (besides the aforementioned grille) is due to the extra black finish side window moldings, and body-colored door handles, alloys in After Midnight dark finish, the V-Series spoiler, as well as the rear fascia appliqué. The RECARO front seats aren't the only benefit for the cabin as it also gets low-gloss carbon fiber on treatment for specific parts featured on the dash.
The package is available for the Cadillac CTS Luxury and V-Sport Premium Luxury Sedan, too. Adding the special grille as well as the After Midnight wheels and V-Series spoiler, it seems that they do not differentiate much with the first models mentioned. However, the main distinction is on the inside. Here the models aren't specified with the RECARO seats, but instead come with upgraded performance seats. However, the RECARO ones are in the options list. The low-gloss carbon fiber interior trim is standard.
As for the ATS-V Sedan and Coupe, what they can show us in addition to everything mentioned is the Carbon Fiber package. It includes a more aggressive front splitter, hood vent trim, rear diffuser, composite rocker extension panels and a taller, body-colored rear spoiler. On the inside, the low-gloss carbon is fitted all around, and the sueded steering wheel and shifter as well as the RECARO V-Series front seats come as a standard.
At the top of all stands the Cadillac CTS-V Super Sedan. It also received the extended exterior carbon fiber treatment. However, its rear spoiler isn't body-colored, but entirely made of exposed carbon fiber. Surprisingly, the RECARO V seats here are an option. Instead, the CTS-V Super Sedan gets the well known V-Series performance front seats. Everything else on the inside is similar to the ATS-V Sedan and Coupe.
Cadillac is going to start the production of the 2017 model year later this summer. However, authorized dealerships are now open for orders.